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Governor Cooper Announces 125 Jobs in Hickory as Merchants Distributors Begins New Expansion

July 12, 2022

Merchants Distributors, LLC (MDI), a wholesale grocery distributor founded in Hickory in 1931 will invest $35 million in a new expansion of its services and operations, creating 125 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Announces Appointments of Director and Associate Director for N.C. American Indian Heritage Commission

July 12, 2022

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary D. Reid Wilson announces the appointments of Kerry Bird as director and Quinn Godwin as associate director of the newly created North Carolina American Indian Heritage Commission.

NCDPI Partners with ISTE to Transform Digital Learning for Educators, Students

July 12, 2022

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), an education nonprofit that supports the use of technology to accelerate innovation in education, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) today announced a partnership to provide more than 94,000 public school teachers in North Carolina with access to year-round professional learning and a network of global education experts by making ISTE membership available at no cost.

DOI Chief Deputy Michelle Osborne named to chair position at Campbell University

July 11, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Chief Deputy Commissioner Michelle Osborne will resign from her role at DOI on Aug 15.

Osborne has been named associate professor of management and chair of business administration at Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, effective Aug. 16.

Governor Cooper Signs Two Bills, Vetoes Four Bills and Lets One Bill Become Law

July 11, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bills into law:

Greensboro woman charged with insurance fraud in renters’ insurance claim

July 8, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of LaFarrah Naden Davidson, 30, of 1729 Foust Road, Greensboro. Davidson was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

Concord woman charged with insurance fraud

July 8, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Khadija Tiera Legree, 31, of 7905 Water Way Drive Northwest, Concord. Legree was charged with felony insurance fraud.